National Yoga Month

Hey! Did you guys know that September is National Yoga Month!? I love yoga and I think it’s a great idea to spend a month celebrating such an important mind/body exercise.  The Department of Health and Human Services actually designated September as National Yoga Month in an effort to educate people about the health benefits of yoga and inspire a healthy lifestyle.  A message I can completely get behind!  For more information on National Yoga Month, you can visit the Yoga Health Foundation.

National Yoga Month

You all know I’ve professed my love for the brand Athleta with everything they’ve been up to lately including Yoga in Times Square, Yoga in Bryant Park and my awesome giveaway during Blogiversary Week!  Well, they’re at it again with National Yoga Month and they’ve got some great ways to celebrate.

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Free Online Yoga Classes 

Athleta has teamed up with YogaGlo (which I still have not yet tried, so looking forward to this!), to offer three free online classes this month.  They are offering a 20 minute Wake Up and Go vinyasa style class, a 30 minute Unwind at the End of Your Day Hatha class and a 45 minute Yoga for Athletes Vinyasa class.  You can click here to view these classes. 

Of course if you want some more free yoga options, you can always check out Be More Yogic and YogaToday, which I’ve reviewed here and here!

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Free Yoga In-Stores

Athleta is celebrating National Yoga Month nationwide with free in-store yoga events.  You can click here to find a store and see what events are occurring in your area.  In NYC, I’m looking forward to Sunday Salutations with Pure Yoga, more Bryant Park yoga and a restorative class!

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#ShareYourOm

This is YOUR chance to be featured on Athleta’s Chi Blog.  Snap a photo of yourself striking a pose, write a few words about why you love yoga and tag is #ShareYourOm.  Share it on social media and you could be chosen for a feature on Athleta’s blog!  Plus you can check out everyone else’s cool photos!  For more information, click here.

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Readers, do you plan on participating in National Yoga Month?  If you could attend any yoga event this month, what would it be?

* This post is not sponsored in any way by Athleta or the Yoga Health Foundation.  I simply saw this information and decided to pass it on to you guys! 

Comments

  1. Yoga in any lush, green park!

  2. Any of the free yoga events in NYC! Boy do I miss those! I was wayyyy too cheap to pay for a membership and the yoga at the Y just wasn’t great so I stalked the city for any free classes. You could often find me at Yoga to the People :)
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  3. I love yoga! I haven’t been doing too much of it lately, but I’d like to check out those free online classes! You look awesome doing the headstand and crow pose!! Those are two poses I have never been able to master.
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  4. yay for yoga month!! i agree september is great month for that! maybe ill even put my bar method membership on hold this month and take a bunch of classes at my old yoga studio. i miss them!!
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  5. Wow are you doing a handstand?! That’s awesome! I love yoga and need to incorporate it more in my life. This might be my tipping point! I did yoga once outdoors in high school and can always relate that to my favorite yoga experience. I wish SF had more outdoor yoga sessions!
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  6. Happy Yoga Month to you! Thanks for posting all of these great free yoga resources!

  7. You look awesome! You’re such a yogi – I love it. I also had to chuckle that a giant M from McDonald’s is in the background of your beautiful crow pose!! Of course, I love Athleta and everything they do! I’m going to check out my local store’s web site to see what they have going on this month! Thanks for sharing:-)
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    • Thanks Allie! Yeah the McDonald’s sign was kinda weird but I guess that’s what you get when you are in the middle of Times Square! :) Have fun at your local Athleta store! They have some amazing classes!

  8. You’ve got some cool yoga photos there lady! I don’t practice but I so need some flexibility routines. I appreciate the info on the free stuff. Maybe that is the inspiration I need to get moving.
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    • Thanks Joi! I think starting out small with 10-20 minute increments is the way to go! It can dramatically increase your flexibility if you stick with it!

  9. That’s awesome that Athleta is offering free online classes! Thanks for sharing! I’ve been craving yoga since I started running more; it feels great, both mentally and physically. You are such a cute yogini too! :)
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  10. Cool, I’m definitely going to check out the online classes. I already applied me for a free week of yoga through Yoga Health Foundation at a studio nearby, so I’m looking forward to checking out a new place!

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